Mario Schifano biography

Mario Schifano

Painting, Visual Artist

1934 – 1998

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Who was Mario Schifano?

Mario Schifano was an Italian painter and collagist of the Postmodern tradition. He also achieved some renown as a film-maker and rock musician.

He is considered to be one of most significant and pre-eminent artists of Italian postmodernism. His work was exhibited in the famous 1962 "New Realists" show at the Sidney Janis Gallery with other young Pop art and Nouveau réalisme luminaries, including Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. He became part of the core group of artists comprising the "Scuola romana" alongside Franco Angeli and Tano Festa. Reputed as a prolific and exuberant artist, he nonetheless struggled with a lifelong drug habit that earned him the label maledetto, or "cursed".

Schifano had a relationship with Marianne Faithfull in 1969.

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Born
Sep 20, 1934
Khoms
Also known as
  • Mariuzzo
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Died
Jan 26, 1998
Rome

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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